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CS2AC Episode 3: Second-Year Software Engineering Student Describes Her Journey from the Corridors of Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica to the Halls of the University of New Brunswick
On this session of the Caribbean Students to Atlantic Canada Podcast we talk with Raven-Lee Mills, a second-year Software Engineering student at the University of New Brunswick. This is a great interview because Raven does a great job of breaking down the details of her paperwork, engineering program and co-op.
In this session you will learn:
- How Raven learned about UNB and why she chose engineering as a career
- What she needed to get accepted into UNB from high school in Jamaica
- The documents she needed to submit in order to receive her study permit
- The things she needed to do in order to work while she studied
- What is a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and why an international student needs one
- How she set up her bank account
- How to obtain Proof of Address if you are an international student interested in renting
- What on-campus jobs Raven had
- How UNB helps students get set up to work outside of the classroom
- Her first co-op work position and the value it provides her as an international students(A co-op work experience combines what was learned in the classroom with job experience prior to completing one’s degree. )
- Her tips for combating the snow
About the City
About Fredericton: As a Caribbean student in Fredericton, you will not be disappointed while taking a break from the books! Located along the Saint John river, there are lots of walking/ bike trails and museums. The small town atmosphere makes all feel welcomed. It is not uncommon for students to switch up the scene and hold meetings or study sessions in one of the many coffee shops around town.